Myanmar man hangs self in detention cell

Myanmar man hangs self in detention cell

Police officers inspect a cell at South Samrong police station in Phra Pradaeng district of Samut Prakan where a Myanmar man was found hanged. (Photo: Sutthiwit Chayutworakan)
Police officers inspect a cell at South Samrong police station in Phra Pradaeng district of Samut Prakan where a Myanmar man was found hanged. (Photo: Sutthiwit Chayutworakan)

SAMUT PRAKAN: A Myanmar man detained pending deportation was found hanged in a cell at South Samrong police station in Phra Pradaeng district on Sunday morning.

Pol Col Chakrapong Nuchphadung, the South Samrong police chief, identified the man as Samking Ratana, 35, who was arrested in mid-November 2021 for illegal entry and having some methamphetamine pills and crystal methamphetamine in possession.

Samkiang had completed his jail sentence after being found guilty of the offences, but was detained at the police station awaiting deportation, he said.

At about 2.30am on Sunday morning, Pol Col Chakrapong was called by a police officer who reported that a routine inspection of Samkiang's cell had revealed he had committed suicide. His body was found hanging from his cell bars by a drawstring from his trousers.

A prosecutor, an assistant district chief and a doctor from Bang Chak Hospital soon arrived to join police in an examination of the dead man.

Pol Col Chakrapong said a committee would be set up to establish the cause of death since the security camera footage did not cover that area of the cell. 

It was initially believed the man had acted out of stress, he added.

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